Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching. Dyslexic pupils. – to help parents choose schools for children with specific learning difficulties (SpLD). It keeps a register of schools that are inspected to meet the CResSTeD criteria and are able to provide help for pupils with SpLD. The web site has useful resources including – questions to ask schools, advice and parents' checklists as well as what to expect from your school. Also it gives links for legal advice for special educational needs and many other resources
Calibre Audio Library is a national charity providing a subscription-free service of unabridged audio books for adults and children with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities who cannot read print. There is a one off 'for life' joining fee of £20 for children. It is easy to stream books onto a phone or ipad or books can be sent to you in a disc/MP3 form to listen to. The discs come in a padded envelope with a return label. You create your wish list and your next book comes as soon as the old disc is returned.
The Dyslexia-Spld Trust is a group of recognised charitable organisations working with the Department of Education to provide information to parents and teachers. They run a project called parent champions which recruits volunteer parents who want to help and support other parents and carers of children with dyslexia and learning difficulties in their local community – called ‘ Parent Champions’. These volunteers will feed parental concerns back to the trust to drive forward support in education.
The driver youth trust aims to see a time when all children, including those who struggle with literacy, are given the help they need to learn how to read and write; when children with dyslexia are identified and supported from an early age so that their dyslexia is not a barrier to learning and they are given the self confidence they need to succeed in whatever they set out to do.
The Royal National Institute of the Blind have made subscription to their Talking Book Service free with access to more than 23,000 unabridged titles. To be eligible, you must live in the UK and have an impairment that prevents or limits you from reading standard print. Dyslexia is an option that can be chosen when registering. Books are available for Digital Download to devices through RNIB Overdrive, CD and USB stick, delivered direct to your door.
EasyReader is a free app which makes reading more accessible for readers who are visually impaired, have a neurodiverse condition such as dyslexia or any other print impairment. Sign in to your favourite talking book libraries to find, download and read accessible books for leisure and learning. With EasyReader, you can customise your reading experience: adjust and magnify text, change colour schemes, synchronise text with speech or use the speech settings alone to listen to books.
The National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) is made up of Parent Carer Forums, of which there is one in almost every local authority area in England, that engage with and are funded by the Department of Education. If one parent in each County was involved in a Forum representing dyslexia issues it could have a huge impact.
The BDA campaigns and lobbies for long lasting and sustainable change for the benefit of dyslexic people. It provides impartial, objective advice and support, sets the standards for and accredits dyslexia knowledge and professional expertise, promotes research and disseminates best practice.
The BDA Helpline (0333 405 4567) is completely free and confidential for all dyslexia related calls and emails. The BDA Helpline provides dyslexia information and advice surrounding dyslexic issues
Dyslexia North East is a group of dedicated volunteers from all walks of life who care passionately about improving the educational opportunities and support for those affected by DYSLEXIA and related conditions
Dyslexia Scotland encourages and enable people with dyslexia, regardless of their age and abilities, to reach their potential through the national helpline, their branch network and online in the Members’ area. Raising awareness and campaigning for change.
SOS! SEN is an independent registered charity that offers legally based information and advice for parents/carers needing help with getting the right provision and school for their child/children with special needs. They offer 1:1 bookings, workshops, a term-time telephone helpline and 8 free, walk-in advice centres around the UK. Please see the website for more information.
John Hicks is a parent of two daughters with special educational needs that include dyslexia and a life coach that supports parents as they support their children with dyslexia and other special needs. The blogs provide free resources that help to empower your children to thrive at school and beyond.xt to edit it.
dysTalk is for a YouTube channel for parents of children who are looking for information on how to optimise their child's learning. dysTalk provides information and clips on specific learning difficulties that may be undermining a child's performance as well as learning strategies that can potentially be applied to all children of all abilities.